Funeral services held for Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., U.S. airman with Hudson Valley ties killed in Afghanistan

Funeral services were held today for a U.S. airman once stationed in Newburgh who was killed in Afghanistan last week. Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico

Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr. was killed Sept. 5 when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire near Bagram Airfield.

Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr. was killed Sept. 5 when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire near Bagram Airfield. (9/13/13)

DANBURY, CT - Funeral services were held today for a U.S. airman once stationed in Newburgh who was killed in Afghanistan last week.

Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr. was killed Sept. 5 when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire near Bagram Airfield.

During the service at Western Connecticut University, a chaplain said Lobraico was leading a team of eight on a foot patrol and sacrificed himself to save the others.

After the ceremony, the hearse carrying his casket was escorted by a Stamford police motorcade while officers stood in salute. Lobraico's father is a member of the Stamford police force.

Staff Sgt. Lobraico was awarded the Purple Heart and buried with full military honors in Sherman, Conn.

For an extended look at Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr. funeral services, click on the link to the left or click on News 12 Extra on Channel 612.

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